Newsletter Archive – August 2012

Volume 1 Issue 7 August 2012

Director’s Message

When it comes to spending year-end budget monies, the phrase ‘Use It or Lose It’ often applies. Training can be a wise choice for those looking to reduce a budget surplus.

Staying within budget is a constant challenge for maintenance managers. For many, it seems that there is never enough money in the budget. On occasion, however, it is possible to experience a surplus in one’s budget when nearing year’s end.

When faced with a budget surplus, it is imperative to fully utilize allocated financial resources. Failure to do so can cause a reduction in future budgeting if management perceives that your department is overfunded. When searching for wise choices for year-end spending, training is always a good option.

Thermographic training is a sound investment for initiating a PdM program or expanding an existing one. Whenever considering infrared training be certain to:

  • Examine course curriculum to ensure that it meets your needs
  • Ensure that course will be germane to all infrared imagers
  • Determine course locations or availability of Distance Learning courses
  • Ascertain if certification is included with course, its expiration date, and renewal fees
  • Insist that instructors be practicing thermographers with documented field experience in their area of instruction

Infraspection Institute has been providing infrared training and certification for infrared thermographers since 1980. Our Level I, II, and III training courses meet the training requirements for NDT personnel in accordance with the ASNT document, SNT-TC-1A. Certification and applications courses are offered as open enrollment or on-site classes or through our convenient iLearnIR Distance Learning program.

Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans

In honor of its longtime Co-Director, Infraspection Institute has established the Christopher Seffrin Memorial Scholarship for Veterans

The scholarship is open to all veterans who have served a minimum of four years in the US Armed Forces and have been honorably discharged.  A scholarship of $500 is available for Infraspection Institute’s Level I and II Certified Infrared Thermographer® courses and its iLearnIR™ Level I and II thermography courses.  A scholarship of $300 is available for the Level III course.  Qualified applicants are limited to one scholarship per qualifying course in which they are enrolled up to a maximum of three courses.

Applying for a scholarship is easy and may be made through the Infraspection Institute Course Registration page. Scholarship value will be deducted from course price at the time of registration and receipt of proof of military service.

Infraspection Institute Library of Thermal Images

One of the greatest challenges in thermography is finding reference images suitable for publication. As a service to our colleagues, Infraspection Institute publishes a Library of Thermal Images containing clear, crisp images which serve as textbook examples of exceptions in a wide variety of applications.
Containing over 100 images from electrical, mechanical, structural, and petrochemical applications on CD-ROM, our Library of Thermal Images is the perfect resource for those who provide thermographic training or design ads, brochures, and websites.

A reference version of the Library is available for just $150. As an option, the Library may be purchased with a 5 year Site License which permits images to be published or reprinted. The Library of Thermal Images is a must have for anyone setting up a website and lacking an inventory of quality images.

Early Registration Bonus for IR/INFO Exhibitors

Infraspection Institute is pleased to announce an early registration bonus for exhibitors at its annual IR/INFO Conference. Exhibitors that register and pay for their booth prior to August 31 are eligible to bring a second person at no additional charge. Valued at $395, this bonus provides full conference access, conference proceedings, and a tuition voucher redeemable for up to a 100% discount on an Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer® training course.
Now in its 24th year, IR/INFO is the original Advanced Training Conference, Technical Symposium and Technology Expo. IR/INFO features four days of networking, learning, and fun in a relaxed, yet professional, family atmosphere. IR/INFO is scheduled for January 13 – 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.

IR/INFO is a must attend event for all manufacturers and distributors of infrared equipment, condition based monitoring tools and services, reporting software, and those who provide products or services of interest to thermographers.